Monday, December 23, 2019

Abonded 1980s Subaru GL Wagon

abandoned 1980s subaru gl ketchikan alaska rotting in style
It has been a long, long time, but I have another abandoned car for you. A mid 1980s Subaru GL in Ketchikan, Alaska. Now, this was filmed in 2014 on my cell phone, so please bear with me. It has been a while since I have done one of these, because sometimes these posts do well, and sometimes they don’t.

Honestly, I’m trying to figure out what drives the most traffic here, and what you guys like the most. Regardless... Here she is! I don’t know the exact year, but definitely mid 80s due to the grill, bumper, and shifter. I’m also no expert, but this GL seems as if it has wheels from the DL.

This car has an automatic transmission which would lead me to believe that it is a 4-speed, and probably has the 1.8L four-cylinder. If that’s the case, it makes around 82 horse power, but has four wheel drive! That would be a huge help in the winters of Alaska, but I can’t imagine the 82 horse power is. However, that does get you around 33 miles per gallon. I don’t image that this car ever took advantage of that because road trips really aren’t a thing in Alaska.

This is one of the newer cars that I’ve featured, but it is abandoned for sure. It sits next to an abandoned 1974 Pontiac Ventura. You know it’s abandoned, because in Alaska, anything that sits still (and some things that move slowly) have moss on it. And I mean everything. Rust has taken over some parts as well.

The interior looks like it’s in decent shape. Just a bit dirty.

It looks like the last time this car was registered was in 2002, which was 12 years after I filmed this.

Sorry it’s been a while for those of you who like Rotting in Style. I’ll try to get more out as I still have quite a bit of footage, and I have a growing Google Maps spotting list of where I can find more. 

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abandoned 1980s subaru gl ketchikan alaska rotting in style

abandoned 1980s subaru gl ketchikan alaska rotting in style

abandoned 1980s subaru gl ketchikan alaska rotting in style

abandoned 1980s subaru gl ketchikan alaska rotting in style

abandoned 1980s subaru gl ketchikan alaska rotting in style

abandoned 1980s subaru gl ketchikan alaska rotting in style

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